Behind The Scenes, 30 November 2018: Traditional Crafts and Restored Windows
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer
with thanks to Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer
One of the things we’re trying to do in a range of ways with The Box is combine the historic with the contemporary – even through the work that’s happening on the construction site. We may be creating a visitor attraction for the future, but a lot of the work also involves traditional craft techniques and processes.
From stone masonry to lime mortar rendering to lead working – the refurbishment of St Luke’s Church and the historic features in the Edwardian parts of the former Central Library and City Museum and Art Gallery are involving trades that are centuries old.
One of the most visible elements of this is the repair work to the stained-glass windows in St Luke’s Church.
When work began on the church the windows were removed and transported to Glasswood, near Yeovil – a conservation company who specialise in historic windows and doors. Some of the windows had become quite badly buckled or bent over the years and a few of the glass pieces had cracked. This collage shows them in the Glasswood studio. Read More ……….